Photos from the Bendigo HPV race are on the gallery page. Check them out. Other photos will be available for the kids to check out via Goodreader and the Student Drive at school later in the week.
Thanks to those of you who contributed some photos, particularly Chris Norman’s huge collection.
Check out the Design & Construction Forum on the sidebar above the calendar.
This Forum page is designed for students to ask questions and make design and construction suggestions. We want to know everything about the vehicles especially things that you think might be able to be improved. Comfort, seating, noise, brakes, water bottles, walkie talkies, pedaling, vision, horn, safety, gears! Any topic can be included. Chances are if you’re thinking it, someone else may be too and besides you are the ones who are in the bike……
RACV was a great highlight for me when I was in grade 6. It was great because it boosted my confidence, fitness and working in a team. At first I had my heart set on doing push cart. Then one day I was asked to do HPV, I was very hesitant at first, but I changed my mind and, to this day, I do not regret that choice. It’s very hard work and requires a lot of dedication, but in the end all the hard work is definitely worth it.
There are lunch time commitments for both teams, such as working on presentations and then for HPV there was the spin bike lessons to improve on all areas of your body. As most of you probably know there are usually 3 races for the HPV teams with lead up races in Bendigo and Casey Fields, and the main RACV race in Maryborough. As a first time racer in Bendigo, getting into the cart and racing other carts is very nerve racking. However, after two laps your all over it, when you get out you can still feel all the adrenaline rushing through your body and you want to get back in!
There is lots of team support and the teachers are great, I felt I got to know everyone on a whole other level because of the amount of time we all spent together crammed into pits! Watching the crashes is fun, but being involved not so much. I didn’t fully crash but I did get pushed off the track and I was stuck and no one came to help. The good thing is that we have Walkie Talkies in the cart and I contacted pits then the help came and I was back on the track.
Working on the presentations is another killer, but you have to work super hard for the marks. If you’re in Shazzam (my awesome team) the bar has been set extremely high for you this year as my team received the award for best presentation last year (unfortunately I will not be sharing my secrets, sorry guys!)
So if you do chose to do RACV this year:….Make sure that you make the absolute most of it, work hard on your teamwork and last but not least…..Race hard guys!!
– Mia Froelich (Previous student, 2015)